Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Milkman.
A while back when my husband was out for the night there was a tornado warning. I was home with the kids and our dog Finnegan. We don’t have a basement, no downstairs tub to hide in and honestly I had no idea what to do if something happened. How would I get both kids and Finnegan out the door? Would out the door be the right place to even go in an emergency. The warning quickly passed and then I thought about how ill prepared I was in our home in the event of an emergency. What would we eat? How would I give our dog water? How would I have milk for the kids if we had no power?
DO YOU HAVE A PLAN????
Here are some things to keep in mind when creating your plan
- different ages of family members and their abilities to evacuate
- your responsibilities for assisting others
- dietary needs of family member or pets
- medical needs including prescriptions and equipment
- pets or service animals
DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU NEED???
Here is a list from FEMA of some things you should keep on hand should an emergency present itself
- Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
- Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Whistle to signal for help
- Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
- Manual can opener for food
- Local maps
- Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charge
If you have a baby FEMA recommends
- Powdered milk
- Moist towelettes
- Diaper rash ointment
Recently I was reintroduced to powered milk. If I had powered milk then I would be able to mix it with water. I always worry about how I would be able to keep the kids with the comforts they are used to in a situation that is out of our control. Having milk would be a huge help! Milkman, once a beloved favorite on supermarket store shelves, Milkman ceased production in 2011. The company has since been flooded with requests from loyal consumers for its return. Due to a barrage of consumer requests via email, calls and letters, the company has brought Milkman back for consumers to enjoy. Milkman low fat powdered milk can now be purchased online at Milkman.com, Amazon.com, and at REI.com. Sidenote…Milkman also would be a great supplement into coffee when I am out of creamer.
The versatility of Milkman low fat powdered milk is astounding. Boaters, campers, hikers, and other outdoor enthusiasts alike enjoy the convenience of being able to enjoy real-milk flavor while on-the-go. It is also a favorite of coffee lovers and health enthusiasts for being a low-fat, nutritious, protein packed drink with a rich, natural flavor. While at-home bakers appreciate that it disperses evenly and completely, making it a key ingredient for recipes that call for milk. Parents of young children have peace of mind while keeping it on hand. Milkmanpackets are also preferred by consumers who live in remote areas, nursing homes, colleges, and for those who stay prepared for emergencies. Also, starting this month, any ingredients containing GMO’s will be eliminated from Milkman low fat powdered milk so that the product will be completely GMO-free.